Success in Cumberland

Last night was the reception for the 17th Annual Tri-State Photographic Exhibition at the Saville Gallery in Cumberland, Maryland. The juried exhibit is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council.

I was very pleased to have two images accepted for the exhibit and even more pleased that my image, “Remembering” was awarded “Best Black and White.”


The image was captured in April, 2009 during one of my photo outings in DC. I had not visited the Vietnam Memorial “Wall” before and I was taken by the way people were interacting with the wall. Some people were just looking but others were actively searching for names. I wanted to capture the feeling of the interactions but did not want to photograph people directly and intrude on their privacy or, in some cases grief.  The reflective qualities of the polished stone gave me the means to capture the feeling without intruding.

The second image that was in the exhibit was “Splash”, the sculpture and fountain at the front of the Library of Congress.

The exhibit runs through March 6 in the Saville gallery at 9 N. Centre Street in Cumberland, Maryland.

~ by Rsmith on February 21, 2010.

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